Friday 09 May, 2014

Colours you should wear more often

Colours you should wear more often

Like they usually say, colour makes a fashion statement without having to go through a lot of fracas. Here are a few colours that you should add to your wardrobe list, and wear more often.

 Violet: A little bit of purple, a touch of blue: this flattering hue is soft enough to work on any complexion but vivid enough to brighten features.

Violet looks great in cozy knits like sweaters and scarves, and as a bright alternative for cocktail dresses. Violet works perfectly with dark neutrals, so it’s ideal as a color pop under a black, gray or navy jacket.

Bright Blue: It’s bright and bold, but blue is such a wearable color for most skintones that it works (unlike other brights like lime green).

 Bright blue makes a great after-five color, especially when it’s done up in shiny fabrics. But it also works for everything from basic tees to wool coats. Bright blue is also the perfect accent color for accessories.

 Deep Purple: A rich jewel tone, deep purple flatters everyone from dark skin tones to fairer skin. Don’t save deep purple just for colder months though it looks rich in the fall and winter. A darker shade of purple adds an abrupt sophistication to work wear (pair a purple blouse with a pencil skirt) and casual wear (purple goes great with denim.)

 Teal: Every skin colour looks fantastic in this yummy shade of blue-green. Teal makes a delicious rich color, but it’s even better as a print. Pair teal with neutrals like chocolate brown or camel for a polished mix.

 Burgundy/Maroon: Perfect for drama, this deep red shade of wine is a show stopper for evening wear. Mix burgundy pieces with luxe prints (brocades, paisleys, silk stripes) for a regal look. Opt for career separates using burgundy as a neutral (mixes with colors like charcoal gray and olive).

 Magenta: Magenta is easier to wear than neon pink or ultra-bright fuchsia, but still has plenty of pop. Almost anything in the pink family of colors looks beautiful close to your face, but magenta also works as an accent color for accessories.

 Pink: Pink is the ultimate fountain of youth: it adds a fresh glow to any woman who wears it. Wear pink head-to-toe if you love a feminine vibe or in small doses (tie a pink scarf close to your face) for a less girly look. Pink mixes great with neutrals and denim; it even translates perfectly to cocktail dressing.

 Blush: A pinkish skin tone like blush is sexy on for either delicate or strong skin and hair colors. Blush colors translate beautifully to sheer or silky fabrics, so they work great for dressier occasions. Because skin tone colors can look bare, you’re best to skip them for the office.

 Bronze: Silver and gold may steal most of the metallic spotlight, but bronze looks better on most women because of its warm undertones. A bit of bronze goes a long way, so save it for accent pieces (a camisole or a skirt) or wear it close to your face as a scarf.

 Coral: Easier to pull off than bright orange, a soft coral looks pretty with both tan or deep skin tones and fairer skin. Coral is luscious for warm weather and mixes perfectly with other mid-tone brights like turquoise.

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